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Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design

Why Choose the Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design Program?

Take your education a step further and open the door to additional opportunities in the interior design industry with CPTC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design degree. Our coursework is designed to help elevate your creative and technical skills and hone your design process. The BASID degree can help boost your career in multiple facets of the interior design industry, including positions at residential and commercial architecture and design firms.

During the BASID degree, students will increase their knowledge of interior design and construction, research current issues and topics affecting the interior design industry, develop business and project management techniques, increase their experience with related technology skills, and apply these to solve problems in the interior design industry.

The hybrid delivery model for this degree has been designed to meet the educational needs of a diverse population including working adults. Mentored study design studios and a capstone course will be used to develop students’ independent thought and critical thinking skills to the level expected in a baccalaureate degree.

 

Our BAS Interior Design Program prepares students for careers with design and architectural firms, home-furnishing venues and contractors.
How Long It Takes:

Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design: 6-8 quarters

The program is approximately six-to-eight quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

BAS Interior Design Admissions Instructions

BAS Interior Design Admissions Packet

 

Potential Careers

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Median annual pay in Washington:

$59,680 per year

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Career Pathway

 

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.


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Meet Your Instructors

 

Michael Bowman

Michael is a business owner and independent designer and has been a designer in the Puget Sound area for more than 40 years. He attended Parsons The New School for Design in Paris, is a past president of the Washington state chapter of ASID, and has been an NCIDQ member since 1981. He joined CPTC’s Interior Design program in 2007 and is tenured faculty.

Bldg 19, Rm 202
253-589-5596
michael.bowman@cptc.edu


Jaya Rose

Bldg 19, Rm 202
253-589-5596
jaya.rose@cptc.edu


Julie Watts

A graduate of the Interior Design program at Clover Park Technical College, Julie also holds a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned her teaching credentials. In addition to teaching at CPTC, she has maintained her own design business since 2005. Julie is an active NCIDQ certificate holder and also maintains her LEED Green Associate credential.

Bldg 19, Rm 202
253-589-5567
julie.watts@cptc.edu


Justine Wiggins

Justine is a graduate from CPTC's Interior Design Program and has been working in the industry ever since. She now teaches the Kitchen & Bath Certificate Program here at Clover Park Technical College and operates her own business specializing in kitchen and bath design. Justine is a member of the NKBA and MBA.

Bldg 19, Rm 202
253-589-5567
justine.wiggins@cptc.edu

Interior Design Program Information Sessions occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, view our Program Info Session Schedule.

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STORIES ABOUT OUR INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAM

Interior Design Students Showcase Portfolios

 

A total of 15 CPTC Interior Design students showcased their portfolios at the exhibition event on March 20.

Clover Park Technical College’s Interior Design program showcased the work of its students Wednesday at its Winter Portfolio Exhibition in the McGavick Conference Center.

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Portfolio Exhibition Highlights Interior Design Students’ Work

CPTC Interior Design students showcased their work from the past six quarters at the Student Portfolio Exhibition on March 15.

The Clover Park Technical College Interior Design program hosted its Winter Quarter Student Portfolio Exhibition March 15, giving students the opportunity to showcase their portfolios of work for classmates, community members and prospective employers.

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Interior Design Alum Turned Passion Into Career with CPTC and NWC&THS

Krissy Gala earned her Interior Design degree and high school diploma at the same time through CPTC and NWC&THS.

When you discover your passion and a career path to match, it helps to have the opportunity to get a head start towards that goal. That’s exactly what Krissy Gala did when she came to Clover Park Technical College and Northwest Career & Technical High School to study interior design.

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